Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Book Review: Jesus Outside The Lines

Jesus Outside The Lines: A Way Forward For Those Who Are Tired Of Taking Sides, by Scott Sauls [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Publishing House in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who reads … Continue reading

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends: On The Legitimacy And Viability Of Mini-States

In examining the larger subject of mini-states, it is helpful to have a working definition that sets the parameters of the discussion. Based on the research of Zbiginiew Dumienski [1], the microstate (synonymous with the term mini-state, used here) is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Me

Me, by Ricky Martin This particular autobiography, which appears to have been written with an aim of introducing Ricky Martin’s story to the world, and his bold confession about his homosexuality, is a work with nine chapters and divides almost … Continue reading

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I Never Had The Chance To Say Goodbye

When I was in high school, one of the ways, often on a Friday night, that I would gently lull myself to sleep, and sometimes to sleepwalking to bed, was listening to the album “Now In A Minute,” by Donna … Continue reading

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Night Of The Iguana

The American playwright Tennessee Williams once wrote a play called “Night Of The Iguana,” in which a tormented American tourist in Mexico at the end of his tether identifies a bit too strongly with a tormented iguana and seeks to … Continue reading

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Good Enough

In listening to the minister talk about the difference between good and godly, especially given his apparent valedictory mood, I was struck by the immense importance of the difference between good and godly, and its serious implications. As my pastor … Continue reading

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Exodus 23:13: Nor Let It Be Heard From Your Mouth

In late 1995, my family and I visited a lock-in in Dothan, Alabama. Before managing to stay up almost the entire night playing sports and generally being slap-happy (as I tend to be when I stay up all night long, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Discovery Of Middle Earth

The Discovery Of Middle Earth: Mapping The Lost World Of The Celts, by Graham Robb Contrary to popular belief, this is not a book about J.R.R. Tolkien’s fiction, which is what I first thought as I picked up the book … Continue reading

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Kuningas Lahtee Ranskaan

While not entirely randomly exploring on Wikipedia, something I am known to do from time to time, even occasionally editing entries when I see they are incomplete, I came across the works of a Finnish composer named Aulis Sallinen, whose … Continue reading

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Under My Umbrella

Today was a humorous day at work. One of my coworkers kept on having to repeat the first part of our company‚Äôs name to a customer that kept on cutting him off, which prompted another coworker and me to think … Continue reading

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